Seismic Assessment of the Palace of Priors in Perugia

Giulio Castori*, Romina Sisti, Antonio Borri, Marco Corradi, Alessandro De Maria

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The seismic assessment of historical structures necessitates considering conservation and safety objectives as well as the possible presence of cultural heritage assets. To this end, this paper emphasises the results of a seismic evaluation procedure carried out by the authors on an illustrative case of study, the Palace of Priors in Perugia, that in addition to being one of the most important local governor buildings built, during the High Middle Ages, by Italian communes of Central Italy, it is characterized by the presence of a lot of artistic assets as well. Within this context, strong emphasis was placed on the seismic risk assessment of the structure carried out with reference to the Italian guidelines for heritage protection and conservation. More specifically, the paper investigates and critically discusses the seismic response of the building by using 3 different types of evaluation: territorial level analysis (LV1), local level analysis (LV2) and global level analysis (LV3).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interdisciplinary Approach
EditorsRafael Aguilar, Daniel Torrealva, Susana Moreira, Miguel Pando, Luis F. Ramos
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319994413
ISBN (Print)9783319994406
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRILEM Bookseries
ISSN (Print)2211-0844
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0852


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